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V8VS outside temp reading 130+ degrees

Hi All,

Today, my cars outside temp display started to read very high; 136 degrees. It's actually 42 degrees outside.

I have no error messages, everything seems to run ok...just reads very hot outside when it it actually cold.

Any ideas?
 
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Do a search of changing the ambient temperature sensor. Part is less than $50 thru various sites. It's a DIY if your handy.
 
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Do a search of changing the ambient temperature sensor. Part is less than $50 thru various sites. It's a DIY if your handy.
Yep, BTDT

https://www.6speedonline.com/forums/aston-martin/270674-outdoor-temperature-sensor.html
 
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Hi All,

Today, my cars outside temp display started to read very high; 136 degrees.
That brought me to an interessting idea: would it be possible to use the display as indicator for the engine temperature, if a oil sensor with the same characteristics could be found...Hmmm...and then a hidden switch to change between ambient and oil temperature...

Edit: after reading the other thread, where its stated the the ambient sensor affects "other" things, maybe not such a brilliant idea, however, if the senor only affects the AC, it would not be such a big deal.
 

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Thank you, headed to the dealer to pick one up ($50.32c) and will replace this afternoon.

Gotta love active, knowledgeable forums.

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Ok... so that was about the easiest fix ever; filling the car with gas is slightly harder than replacing the ambient air temp sensor.

No tools required. Just remove the top two grill slats (pull hard and wiggle), disconnect the sensor, pull it out of the body....insert the new one and reconnect. All in all, under 10 mins....and if i did it again, 5 mins or less.

Turn on the ignition and the air temp now reads accurate.

Thank you all for attaching the link to "how to" thread.

Cheers,

Matt.
 
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You may want to secure those grill slats after your fix. Glad you got sorted.
 
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You may want to secure those grill slats after your fix. Glad you got sorted.
I did indeed double check them after reinstall and they are as tight as they were before. No movement at all.

fingers crossed
 
 
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